Artist's impression of the Athletes' Village, Stratford, London.
Boys & Boden to supply Olympic Village
Published: 11 November, 2010
WALES: Pear Stairs, a department of Welshpool builders' merchant Boys & Boden, secured a contract to supply the Olympic Village this week.
The Athletes' Village is one of the most significant new urban developments in the UK and its rapid development over the next few years will receive worldwide attention.
Clive McNamee, the company's manager, said: "My technical manager Richard Evans and I spent two days at the London site a couple of weeks ago doing the survey. We knew then that the order was forthcoming but wanted to wait until we had the official go-ahead before going public."
In the short term, the Athletes Village will provide thousands of beds for athletes and officials during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
After the Games, it will transform into a lively residential community featuring an education academy, community and healthcare facilities, and swathes of parks and open spaces all located within a short train journey to central London. It also sits adjacent to the future facilities of the Olympic Park and a major new retail development.
Pear Stairs is one of the largest manufacturers of timber and metal staircases in the UK, delivering nationwide on a daily basis.
Mr McNamee added: "We manufacture and deliver over 600 staircases a month from our Welshpool factory and also send out thousands of stairparts through our website to the trade and DIY enthusiasts.”